This Nursing Educational Leadership is a fifty-nine credit program of study for the preparation of nurses with expertise in the professorial role. The program is comprised of twenty-one courses leading the graduate to be competent as a scholar, educator and clinician. It is a four-year program plan of study geared to the three perspectives of the professorial role: expert researcher, academic leader and accomplished clinician (NLN, 2006). Core values support the respect for and implementation of a curriculum addressing care, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity and patient/client-centeredness. Both the didactic and clinical components of the program foster the integration of concepts sustaining nursing's context and environment, quality, safety, relationship centered care, interdisciplinary teamwork and the multidimensional development of the nursing educational leader (NLN, 2010, AACN 2006)..
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